Over the years, any writer against the modern condition accumulates a series of heresies that in simple form undermine the illusions upon which the modern era is built. These are things that, while said plainly and in non-emotional form, still produce panic and disturbance among normies.
Simple ideas of this nature provoke disturbance because they strike at structural load-bearing points in the Leftist self-justification; they make this justification out of a desire to be better than those above them in the natural hierarchy (envy) but rationalize it as improving the lives of everyone. When that is debunked, they fade away.
Like most conjectural ideas, Leftism has an arc. When a civilization is established, people take its successes for granted and see only problems, almost all of which are exaggerated in an attempt by special interest groups to seem popular, which leads to Utopianism. Leftism promies to fix these problems but instead amplifies them.
As a result, we are on the edge of Regime Change and a shift away from the Leftist idea of equality toward the realist idea that we should reward those who achieve and ignore the rest because they are mostly useless. This offends the normie but makes sense to the creatures of the forests, seas, and mountains.
Let us look at some heresies that debunk and invert modernity:
Equality creates mediocrity: in Natural Selection, creatures that achieve endure; in human groups, everyone is subsidized so they endure at the expense of the achievers. This produces a downward spiral toward mediocrity and eventually, third-world levels of dysfunctional but still present and rent-seeking institutions.
All costs are passed down to the consumer: people fight tooth and nail against this one, kicking and screaming, because it says that all tax monies are taken from somewhere and the consumer ultimately pays, like he pays for the lawsuits, crime, corruption, and other socialized costs. There is no Free Money Boat floating in Heaven from which we can take endless funds; anything that approximates that is simply debt and that too is passed on to the consumers (each of you already owe $100k for the existing debt).
Bureaucracy and democracy avoid responsibility: in bureaucracy, you can always blame the process or find some box that is not ticked or blank that is not filled out; in democracy, the voters go to sleep after each election and then blame the Other Side for whatever goes wrong, and politicians inherit the productivity of the preceding administration and pass on the costs of their own to the next. It takes a decade for economic and social changes to reveal themselves, so whoever is in office for eight years gets to claim the big goods and duck the big bads.
Individualism replaces reality: in this life you either try to adapt to the world, or insist that you are the most important and thus it should adapt to you. Wealthy societies allow the latter, therefore produce a bumper crop of parasites and predators, each of which has the me-first “I am the center of the world” philosophy which in groups becomes collectivized into egalitarianism.
Diversity displaces culture: when you have one ethnic group in a society, you have one culture for everyone; once you have more than one ethnic group, you cannot have one culture for everyone because cultures differ and therefore in conflict. Instead, you loosen the rules and get a psychology of permissiveness and narcissism, with commerce, government, and ideology becoming more important as they take over the space culture once occupied.
Tolerance produces hatred: when you are forced to tolerate others, it means “agreeing to disagree” (pluralism) on a large scale, which in turn means that honest grievances are ignored in the means-over-ends struggle to avoid conflict (pacifism). This produces anti-culture, racism, and genocide as groups fight for control of the Narrative.
Corruption occurs from the bottom up: we hear a great deal about how people at the top are corrupt, which if they were in total control, would never happen. More likely, the voters lose culture and give themselves to individualism, at which point everyone becomes a special interest vying for a piece of the pie, at which point corruption has become accepted as normal behavior and moves up to the top levels.
Most people are meat robots: very few people have souls or can think in a creative and analytical sense. Instead, they react to categories of good and bad. Their chance of having a soul depends on their intelligence, and most are too far left on the Bell Curve to do much more than react to stimulus, even if they have specific talents and skills (Hollywood, lawyers, computer programmers, scientists).
Markets reward goodwill not excellence: markets reward positive feelings by consumers toward companies, individuals, and products. This goodwill persists until a scandal or failure (cars bursting into flame, hotels collapsing, planes crash) ruins the brand. Consumers are not informed, but go along with trends, which means that most of them are years or decades behind.
Hierarchy and realism displace entropy: when time passes, different events happen and people respond to them, so after time they are tied down by thousands of little rules, conventions, taboos, and exceptions designed to cater to special interest groups. Hierarchy rewards accomplishment, instead of regulating method, so it bypasses this, and realism forces focus on the environment to which we must adapt instead of our human drama.
Pacifism demotes goals: pacifism replaces the question of being effective with the question of avoiding conflict despite the latter being necessary for the former. As a result, you end up with a means-over-ends situation where you cannot use methods that lead to conflict, therefore the ends are forgotten. Most social decay comes from this and its business form, compromise, or its personal form, rationalization.
All portrayals are projections: when someone speaks of what a plan or product will do for you, they do so in a world without context that exists in your head, in other words a projection or anticipation based on a very simple model that does not resemble the real world. This applies to advertising, sermons, bar talk, speeches, marketing, and bragging.
No one is in control: governments in democracy are markets where special interests, including lobbyists and foreign powers, compete for how much money they can give, which when a campaign costs a billion dollars to run is a necessary evil for politicians. There is no plan; there is only commerce, trading the properties of government power for real-world financial reward.
Spreading these viruses in any form weakens the current Regime and enhances our ability to get to something better.